Matt Boldy


Kaapo Kahkonen, Wild

Kahkonen started his fifth straight game and looked very good yet again, losing his shutout bid five minutes left in the third period and earning his fourth win with the only loss coming against the Avs in a shootout. Cam Talbot is expected to start Saturday against Chicago at home in the second half of a back-to-back, but Kahkonen’s impressive performance in his absence will give Dean Evason more confidence in him, and that will perhaps lead to more playing time later this season. As good as Talbot has been, he’s still prone to the odd bad stretch of games, and there’s a chance that we might even seen a platoon going forward. Kahkonen is rostered in 47 percent of Yahoo leagues, and that number may dip when Talbot returns, so fantasy managers who are looking for goaltending help might be able to get him later if he isn’t available right now.

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